24% of doctors use social media daily for medical information, study says
Nearly one-fourth of physicians use social media on a daily basis to scan or explore medical information, according to a recently published study.
Why meaningful use doesn't go far enough
American consumers' desire to access their health information online far exceeds medical providers' ability to share that information with them.
Health insurance exchanges to add coverage for 25 million new customers
Twenty-five million new health insurance customers aren't expected to overwhelm the system or drive up costs immediately after obtaining coverage.
American adults aren't visiting doctors as much as they used to
Working-age American adults aren't visiting with physicians as often as they did a decade ago, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Romney beats Obama 55-36 in physician election poll
Physicians overwhelmingly support Republican challenger Mitt Romney by 19 points over President Barack Obama in the 2012 election, according to a new poll.
Mobile health apps hold big potential for diabetes management
Mobile health applications can help disadvantaged patients overcome obstacles that prevent them from managing diabetes. Learn why your patients should use them.
Why the Patient-Centered Medical Home's time has come [VIDEO]
Ohio Department of Health Director Ted Wymyslo, MD, talks about why the state has prioritized implementation of the Patient-Centered Medical Home concept.
Medical students need more training in practice management and ownership, survey shows
Nearly 70% of medical students say medical school needs to provide more training relating to practice management and ownership, according to a recent survey.
2 years after health reform, just 11% of Americans understand most of ACA
Only 11% of Americans have a high level of understanding of the key aspects of federal health reform, despite substantial media coverage in the 2-plus years since the legislation's passage.
Health providers could be hit with $11 billion in Medicare cuts next year, White House warns
Health providers are in danger of being stuck with $11 billion in Medicare cuts beginning in January when automatic federal spending cuts are due to take effect, the White House warned in a report.
Berwick: ACOs incentivize 'coding games'
The financial incentive of shared savings may lead to "coding biases" whereby practices list more diagnoses per patient visit than they otherwise would, according to a recent study.
House calls reduce rehospitalizations, but not costs, study shows
House calls can reduce rehospitalizations and boost satisfaction for high-risk patients, but they don't do much to reduce costs, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.
U.S. health system wastes $750B per year, needs major overhaul: IOM report
Despite advances in technology, knowledge, and innovation, the U.S. health system comes up short on basic fundamentals such as quality, outcomes, cost, and equity, according to the Institute of Medicine.
Physician practices still sweating ICD-10 transition despite deadline delay
The overwhelming majority of physician practices are concerned about the prospect of transitioning to the ICD-10 coding system, according to a new survey.
How the U.S. can slow prescription drug spending
The United States can help control prescription drug costs by employing tactics like reference pricing and cost- and comparative- effectiveness research that have proven successful in other countries.
Medicare RAC project targets prepayment claims
Primary care doctors who are ensnared in one of the new RAC project's reviews could see a 75-day delay in payment.
500 primary care practices to get monthly per-patient payments in new initiative
A new initiative led by the federal government will pay 500 participating primary care practices a $20 monthly per-patient care-management fee â€“ and in many cases more.
Are 'invisible' tasks making the primary care workload unsustainable?
Invisible tasks associated with non-face-to-face patient care are threatening to make the workload of primary care physicians unsustainable, a new study says.
Healthcare data breaches affected 10.8M Americans in 2011, double prior year
Theft was the No. 1 cause of data breaches, accounting for 52% last year. Unauthorized access accounted for 19%. Just 6% of breaches happened due to hacking.
Wellpoint ranked worst health insurance company in hospital survey
Wellpoint took last place in a controversial survey of hospital executivesâ€™ opinions of big health insurance companies.
Primary care physicians at high risk for burnout, Mayo Clinic study shows
Primary care doctors are among the types of physicians most at-risk for burnout, a wide-ranging and "alarming" problem that threatens the foundation of the U.S. medical system, according to a new study led by the Mayo Clinic.
Just 6% of health providers access EHRs with mobile devices
While the majority of physicians and health providers would like to use mobile devices to access their electronic health records systems, very few are actually doing it.
Doctors prefer Rubio over Ryan as VP choice, survey says
Physicians prefer Marco Rubio over Paul Ryan as GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate, a new poll shows.
The similarities and differences of ACOs and PCMHs
Can't figure out the difference betweena an ACO and a PCMH? Here's a guide to the two models.
How the Affordable Care Act will affect the physician shortage in primary care
Experts predict that the Affordable Care Act will affect the increasing shortage of primary care physicians. See how a couple programs are trying to stem the tide.
Practicing Excellence: A small-town, rural doctor embraces technology
Practicing medicine takes on a different feel when you're the only doctor in town. But Jim Selenke, MD, the lone physician in Hudson, Iowa, wouldn't have it any other way.
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HHS launches HIT security education site for docs
The federal government is backing a new pilot website that aims to ease doctors' concerns about security and privacy when sharing health information electronically.
Google's PHR easier to use than Microsoft's, report says
Google's personal health records application beats Microsoft's because it's easier to use, according to participants in an independent study by a user experience research firm.
E-prescribing systems cause "alert fatigue," study says
A recent study of doctors' e-prescribing habits says that the software's accompanying medication safety alerts are so often ignored that the alerts are "more of a nuisance than an asset."
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